Louisiana Adopts Lawsuit Relief for Oil/Gas Industry

A bill intended to help Louisiana's energy industry clear the decks of what it considers to be exploitative lawsuits is on its way to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is a supporter of the measure. Meanwhile, industry is watching the progress of legislation to quash lawsuits that could put companies on the hook for billions in past coastal damage. Read More

Obama's FERC Chair Nominee Hits Senate Turbulence

Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur seems likely to have a smooth path to a second term as a commissioner, but it may be a rockier road for Norman Bay, who was President Obama nomination for the Chairman's seat, based on a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Washington, DC, Tuesday. Read More